Topic outline of automobiles


Topic outline of automobiles

:"For a more comprehensive list, see the List of automobile topics."

An automobile (or motor car) is a wheeled passenger vehicle that carries its own motor. Most definitions of the term specify that automobiles are designed to run primarily on roads, to have seating for one to six people, typically have four wheels and be constructed principally for the transport of people rather than goods. As of 2002 there were 590 million passenger cars worldwide (roughly one car for every eleven people), of which 140 million were in the U.S. (roughly one car for every two people).

The following outline is provided as an overview of and introduction to automobiles:

Types of automobile

The basic automobile is privately owned for transporting the owner and his or her passengers. See automobile. Other types of cars include:
* Alternative fuel vehicle
* Armored car
* Battery vehicle (electric car)
* Police car
* Solar vehicle
* Taxicab

History of automobiles

* History of steam road vehicles
* Cugnot's "fardier à vapeur" – an experimental steam-driven artillery tractor regarded by some as the first 'car'
* Benz Patent Motorwagen – First purpose-built automobile

Basic automobile concepts

* Car classification

Automobile scholars

Leaders in automobiles

Automobile lists

* List of auto parts
* List of cars
* List of recent automobile models by type
* List of automobiles by sales
* List of automobile model and marque oddities
* List of countries by automobile production
* List of solar car teams
* List of military armoured cars
* List of sports car manufacturers

See also

External links

* [http://www.fia.com/index_1024.html Fédération Internationale de l'Automobile]


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